xfce4-compose-mail is a perl script that pulls in a giant pile of perl deps on fedora
Submitted by seth vidal
Assigned to Sean Davis
Hi, I have no objection to perl itself - but I don't love pulling in a bunch of package deps for a single script which handles mailtos.
When I was looking at the xfce pkg deps and I noticed that exo pulls in perl I went looking for why and came up with the exo-compose-mail-1 script causing it all.
Since many modern linux distros use python for system tools (fedora, ubuntu, debian, centos, rhel, etc, etc, etc) I rewrote the script in python.
I've only tested it with claws-mail and a little bit with thunderbird but if there is a test suite that can be run against it I'd be happy to try that out.
the script is here
If the exo maintainers would like to use it (or any parts of it) to replace the perl script I am happy to contribute it.
If not or if you have other plans for the exo-compose-mail-1 script, then that's fine too. :)
I was just trying to minimize dependencies on my system. :)